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Economics of Education Review

June 2012 Volume 31, Number 3

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Number of articles: 8

  1. An integrated assessment of the effects of Title I on school behavior, resources, and student achievement

    Jordan D. Matsudaira, Adrienne Hosek & Elias Walsh

    We examine the effects of Title I on school behavior, resources, and academic performance using a rich set of school finance and student-level achievement data from one large urban school district ... More

    pp. 1-14

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  2. Teacher salaries and teacher aptitude: An analysis using quantile regressions

    Gregory A. Gilpin

    This study investigates the relationship between salaries and scholastic aptitude for full-time public high school humanities and mathematics/sciences teachers. For identification, we rely on... More

    pp. 15-29

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  3. Cohort crowding and nonresident college enrollment

    John V. Winters

    This study uses a fixed effects panel data framework to examine the effects of cohort crowding and other variables on nonresident enrollment at four-year public colleges and universities. The... More

    pp. 30-40

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  4. Teacher pay and teacher aptitude

    Andrew Leigh

    Can changes in teacher pay encourage more able individuals to enter the teaching profession? So far, studies of the impact of pay on the aptitude distribution of teachers have provided mixed... More

    pp. 41-53

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  5. The effect of teacher–student gender matching: Evidence from OECD countries

    Insook Cho

    While some educators argue that teacher–student gender matching improves student performance, there is little empirical evidence to support this hypothesis. This paper assesses the impact of... More

    pp. 54-67

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  6. Effects of age at school entry (ASE) on the development of non-cognitive skills: Evidence from psychometric data

    Andrea Mühlenweg, Dorothea Blomeyer, Holger Stichnoth & Manfred Laucht

    We identify effects of age at school entry (ASE) on the development of child temperament. Our analysis is based on psychometric measures from a longitudinal cohort study of children in the Rhine... More

    pp. 68-76

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  7. Do reductions in class size raise students’ test scores? Evidence from population variation in Minnesota's elementary schools

    Hyunkuk Cho, Paul Glewwe & Melissa Whitler

    Many U.S. states and cities spend substantial funds to reduce class size, especially in elementary (primary) school. Estimating the impact of class size on learning is complicated, since children... More

    pp. 77-95

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  8. University selectivity and earnings: Evidence from UK data on applications and admissions to university

    Stijn Broecke

    This paper estimates the returns to university selectivity in the UK using administrative data on applications and admissions to university, linked to a survey of graduates three and a half years... More

    pp. 96-107

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